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I received a phone call the other day.  The caller ID displayed my name and phone number.  I am concerned about hacking, breach of security, or something else.  Please explain why this happened and the risk to my system. 

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It's one of a long list of tricks crooks use to defraud you. See any of the many links at https://www.google.com/search?q=caller+id+my+own+number

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jabx wrote:

I received a phone call the other day.  The caller ID displayed my name and phone number.  I am concerned about hacking, breach of security, or something else.  Please explain why this happened and the risk to my system. 


YOu may also want to read the following: https://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing

 

<edit:  removed the space >




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geek46 wrote: ... http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing

Your link has an "&nbsp;" tacked on to the end that might prevent it from reaching the Caller ID Spoofing page.